September, 2015 Special Meetings

Faulkton Area School District 24-4 Board of Education

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
1:00 p.m.

The special meeting of the Faulkton Area Schools 24-4 Board of Education was called to order by Chairman Heather Bode at 1:10 p.m. in the office of the superintendent.

Roll call of members present were Kelly Aesoph, Heather Bode, Gary Bowar, Grady Heitmann and Todd Brand. Also present was Supt. Joel Price, Business Official Lisa Raethz, Secondary Principal Craig Cassens, Vanessa Bowman, Alicia Hammond, Janet Reed, Jeremy Demery, Jason Kann and Rob Collins (TSP), and Todd Christopherson (Wenck Construction). The pledge of allegiance was said.

2015-2016.56. Agenda. Motion was made by Brand, seconded by Aesoph, to approve the proposed agenda. Unanimous.

Public Comment. No one was present to publically comment on any topics.

2015.2016.57. Mid-Central Coop. Agreement. Motion by Heitmann, second by Brand, to withdraw the agreement with Mid-Central Cooperative for contracted services effective September 30, 2015. Unanimous.

2015.2016.58. TSP/Wenck Construction. Todd Christopherson (Wenck Construction) explained to the board the “Construction Manager at Risk” versus the “Construction Manager Agency” option. Aesoph questioned the outcome of contingency funds that would be set aside. Both Christopherson and Collins stated these contingency funds are used for unforeseen expenses and any balance left at the end would be returned to the district. Aesoph wanted to know if the district would lose any control on the quality of the finished project if one construction manager option is used over the other. Collins stated the board would be involved in the specifications before the bid notice is published. Brand asked if the cost of the construction manager is included in the budgeted figures and Collins stated it was. Motion by Brand, second by Aesoph, to accept Wenck Construction as the Construction Manager at Risk for said building project. Unanimous. Chairman Bode left the meeting at 1:35 p.m.

The initial parameters of the project are to stay on the existing site, one story building, $11.4 million total project budget, and the requirement to not “step on” the existing building has been removed. Collins asked the board for their ideas regarding a possible phase 2 of the project. The board stated they had no desire to have a phase 2 but that depends on what is included in the initial project. Collins discussed the space program for the new building with the board. Several building layout plans were reviewed and discussed. A lot of brainstorming ideas were presented and discussed in detail. Square footage and quantity of classrooms and other areas were extensively talked about. A project schedule was reviewed and a spring 2016 start date was presented.

2015-16.59. Adjournment. Motion by Brand, second by Aesoph, to adjourn at 6:20 p.m. All in favor, motion carried.


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Board Chairman, Heather Bode                                 Business Official, Lisa Raethz